Warsaw Morning Optimist, Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Invocation – Ken Anderson

Greeters – Ron Donkers, George Brennan

Guests – Noon Optimist members joined us today to promote their annual flower sale for Administrative Professionals Day, John Siesennop, Andy Shepherd.

Induction – Scott Clay, Past President Everett Nifong

Membership – 1st reading for Scott Skiles

Birthday – Paula Deming, Brent Mock, Art Gakstatter

The Belfast Community Choir will perform April 19 @ Lakeview Middle School Auditorium, 7:00 pm


*Car Show – May 19, 1:00 pm

*Triathlon – June 22

*Golf Outing – September 9 @ Tippecanoe Lake Country Club

*Reminder of work on Santa House – August 10 and 17

50/50 – Won by Joe Thallemer

Randy and Linda Kirkendall,
Warsaw Cut Glass

Program – Warsaw Cut Glass, Randy and Linda Kirkendall – Warsaw Cut Glass began in 1910, established by a Chicago group named Johnson/Carleson, the Warsaw Cut Glass building was built out of rejected street bricks. The business opened on July of 1911. At one point there were forty glass cutters. After World War II there were two. Kirkendall’s purchased the business in 1980 from Jackson Dobbins. Warsaw Cut Glass is one of less than five cut glass businesses in the United States.

Elections – Dr. Steve Hollar

*President Elect – Mitch Goon

*Vice President – Brooke Hamestra & Jeff Owens

*Board Members – Jason Gergley, Everett Nifong, Charlie Wagner, Rick Swaim